Prone Rifle Summer leagues 2020

The entry forms for Summer 2020 leagues are going in the post today to Clubs that enter regularly. Attached to this post is a summary of the Summer competitions offered by Dorset County. Closing date for entries is Saturday 7th March 2020.

If you would like entry forms for your club, or you are a regular entrant and have not received yours by 24th January, please contact the league organiser through the Contact us page.

Dates for Dorset rifle meetings, 2020

I can confirm that the following dates have been booked for the County shooting competitions at the Piddlehinton range, as listed below.  (Singapore cup day corrected)

Sunday 17th May – English Match

Saturday 25th July – Wessex Cup (County team)

Sunday 26th July – Double Dewar

Sunday 27th September – Singapore Cup

Please place a “Keep free for shooting” in your calendar and I will issue more details nearer the time. Can you also please forward these dates to all your friends, family and other club members who might like to join us

Kind regards

Martin Overal
County Rifle Captain

Toddy Winton – funeral arrangements

Toddy’s funeral will be held at 11am on Monday 23rd December at Harbour View Crematorium, Lytchett Minster BH16 6AN.

Details may be found here

Toddy requested nobody wears a black tie. He said he would come back and haunt you! He wanted us to celebrate his life and be happy.

Toddy Winton – A Brief Tribute

Toddy sadly passed away on 13th December 2019. 

An active shooter for many years, often competing in the past at Bisley meetings; from April 1985 onwards, he took on the role of Secretary to the County Association, and he became the heart and soul of small-bore shooting in Dorset. His contribution to the sport has been immense, and in his own inimitable way he has organised and run so much and so many of the activities we have enjoyed.

In addition to fulfilling the formal role of Secretary, completing affiliation forms with the NSRA and generally attending to the necessary administrative tasks, he has organised many of the County’s league and individual competitions – summer and winter – teams of 3 and teams of 5 – 50 and 100 yards in the summer – and has been instrumental in encouraging entries from teams outside of Dorset to swell the competitions. He also arranged three outdoor shoots each year at Piddlehinton, dealing with entries, often doing much of the scoring and the posting of results.

Each year he organised the Annual General Meeting and Prize-giving, gently and tactfully keeping Chairmen in their place but on the right tracks. He has kept us in touch with changes in rules and regulations pertaining to the sport, most recently of course having to deal with all the GDPR requirements.

In addition to his County responsibilities he also acted as Secretary to Witchampton Rifle Club, of which he was a long-standing member. There, and in many other places, he will be remembered with fondness for his sheer humanity, and also for the way in which he would happily give time to helping and encouraging everyone, particularly those new to the sport.

It should be remembered that behind every great man there is an even greater woman!! Paula has been a tremendous support to Toddy over the years,  sorting out refreshments at Piddlehinton, organising until recently the “spread” we had at the AGM, and no doubt being prepared to put up with all the time he devoted to his beloved sport.

In the last couple of months we were able to arrange a long service award from the NSRA, and Toddy received this at the final dinner he attended with his friends of the “Saturday Night Club” – all those who were involved each time in setting up the range for the meetings at Piddlehinton.

Toddy will be missed greatly by the whole shooting fraternity, in Dorset and beyond.

Tony Coulson Alan Motson
Chairman Secretary

Bisley success for Dorset shooters

Rob Keenan

Congratulations to Rob on winning the Class Aggregate for the Codrington Memorial Challenge Trophy at the recent NSRA Bisley Meeting. Robs score of 2702 which would have placed him 11th in Class X. He also won the following medals and trophies on the way.

  • Competition 1, 40 shots at 50 Mtr 3rd place (Bronze Medal)
  • Competition 2, 40 shots at 100 yard 1st place (the Sir Power Palmer Challenge Cup and Gold Medal)
  • Competition 3, 40 shots at 100 yard 1st place (the Senior Service Challenge Trophy and Gold Medal)
  • Competition 4, 40 shots at 50 Mtr 3rd place (Bronze Medal)
  • Competition 6, 40 shots at 100 yard 2nd place (Silver Medal)
  • At the weekend Rob was 2nd in Competition 9, 20 shots at 50 Mtr plus 20 shots at 100 yard.
  • 3rd in Competition 10a, 40 shots at 50 yard, and 3rd in the overall aggregate of 40 shots at 50 Mtr and 40 shots at 100 yard.
  • Rob was equal first in the Life and annual members competition with 392 ex 400, 6th in the Champions of Champions with a score of 614.20 and a very creditable 9th in the Earl Roberts with a score of 766. He had one bad diagram at 100 yard which if it had been similar to his others would have placed him 3rd or 4th.
  • Rob also shot for the victorious England team in the Home International.

Tony Coulson

We should also congratulate Tony for coming 3rd in his Class in Competition 1 and 3rd in the Veterans.

In all a very successful week for our two Dorset shooters, so why not join them next year? you never know you may enjoy it and without support the meeting will not survive.
A full set of results are available on the NSRA web site.

NSRA targets update 14-11-2018

Good afternoon,

Here is an update on the current position with Winter Competitions and Targets.  I appreciate how frustrating the lack of communication can be, but we wanted to be sure we could provide accurate information.

All NSRA targets are being investigated and we are dealing with them in priority order. Starting with the 2510 B.M./89 target that highlighted the problem, we’ve been working hard with Sykes to correct their printing issues for this and other targets.

The following targets have been proofed, quality checked and signed off for printing this week and will soon be available in the NSRA Shop:
PL14/06 – 18
2510 B.M./89 – 18
Air 4/89 – 18
MM 12 C 1996 – 18
It must be noted that the “-18” suffix added to all new printed target codes indicates a quality controlled target and can be assured it is up to specification and suitable for National Competition.

All other targets are being put through a similar stringent Quality Control Investigation and new proof targets checked before printing resumes.

Current Targets
The following targets not up to the full specification, however the scoring is not effected and so CAN BE USED for competition purposes:
MM 12 C 1996
1001C 1996
1003 B.M./89
Air 4/89
2510 B.M./89 (either purchased after 20th September 2018 or exchanged)

The following targets are NOT ACCEPTABLE to use for competition purposes:
PL14/06
Air 2/89
Air 3/89
2510 B.M./89 (purchased pre September 20th 2018)
2010 B.M./89
M.M. 13/89
2510 BR15
2010 BR17
Other targets are still to be investigated and proofed.

Competition Timings
It is my intention that the main Winter Season Short Range Competitions paperwork and stickers should be posted by the end of this week.  Other Competitions will follow relative to the target proofs being finalised.

Every League Competition will have an extension granted for Rounds 1 to 5 to be shot by the Round 5 date (Jan 7th 2019 for Club & Individual Leagues, Jan 14th for County Leagues).  We will of course address any further problems and/or delays by granting extensions following our normal guidelines on a case by case basis

Hopefully this will give an indication of the current position and the timescale for our Winter Season. Also it should provide sufficient time for you to procure the new “-18” targets if required as they are produced.

Thank you for your patience in this matter. I appreciate that this will have a knock on effect in timing for other competitions but competing in a fair manner on equivalent targets is the main priority. Other information will be made available on the NSRA website.

Kind regards,
Sandra

Sandra Smith
NSRA Competitions Co-ordinator
ssmith@nsra.co.uk
01483 485540
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 9am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 3pm
National Small-bore Rifle Association